Hope everyone had a nice Mother’s Day!  Or, as it’s known in my house, Bill Hall Day.  *it’s 2074, Grey Albright’s frozen head is on a shelf next to Ted Williams’ frozen head*  “Hey, Ted Williams, Happy Bill Hall Day.”  “You’ve been calling it that for 65 years.”  “It’ll catch on by next year.  By the way, you have a booger-icicle hanging from your nose.”  For Mother’s Day for Cougs, I took a picture of our dog Ted’s penis, then Photoshopped it into Bill Hall’s hands, so it looked like a pink bat.  Of course, I inscribed it, “You’re always a home run to me.”  I’m so romantic!  Any hoo!  Sean Newcomb silenced the Marlins pink bats and pink jerseys and pink hats — were they also advertising Anna Faris’ new movie, because they went Overboard! — 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners (1 hit), 6 Ks, ERA at 2.51.  Of course, this matchup wasn’t the hardest, but his peripherals (10.4 K/9, 4.2 BB/9, 3.65 xFIP) look close to that of a number two to three fantasy starter.  Not bad since he was drafted as number five.  He’s one bad mother!  Or May the Bill Hall Be With You.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Mike Soroka – 4 2/3 IP, 1 ER, but four unearned runs because of Butcher Boy Bautista.  This was like a combination ticker shock and ticker tease!  Looking at the score, you could’ve sworn Soroka gave up multiple runs, but you also figured he got the win.  Then, somehow adding insult to injury, I also had Vizcaino pitch for no reason.  Somehow, I had 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER in a Braves 10-5 win and did not get a Win or a Save.  #fantasybaseballproblems

Jose Urena – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.38.  He out-tilded Acuña in the first inning, when a pitch rose, sunk, then rose again.  Can’t prepare for that sorta thing.  Dansby had Aunt Tilda pitch batting practice but not the same.

Ryan Zimmerman – Hit the DL with “How can we keep Matt Adams in the lineup with the least number of excuses.”  The only cure is Matt Adams not hitting anymore.

Mark Reynolds – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st and 2nd homer.  Okay, Zimmerman out also gives Reynolds a little room to stretch.  It’s all he needs since he’s Mini Donkey.

Trea Turner – 1-for-3, 2 runs and a slam (5) and legs (13).  Get dem goodies, Treat Urner!

Jeremy Hellickson – 5 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.20.  According to the Stream-o-Nator, his next start will be against the Dodgers, and since they’re playing for 2019, but should be playing for 2018, I think the start could go a bunch of different ways.  I should’ve been a landscape architect with those hedges!

Jacob deGrom – 1 IP, 0 ER, 3 BBs, 2 Ks, 45 pitches, as he was activated from the DL.  Seems like deGrom located his elbow, but not his pitches.  Mickey Callaway said, “DeGrom gave us one scoreless inning, so we might go to a 9-man rotation.”

Carlos Santana – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 7th homer.  Is it too much to ask Santana to sneeze on Hoskins?  Hygiene is for sissies!

Edubray Ramos – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 1st save.  Fun fact!  Bray.edu is donkey school.  Speaking of jackasses, Hector Neris has done all he can do to lose the Phils closer job.  It’s really a modern-day miracle that The Jacked Up Jew stuck to Neris as long as he did.  Ramos has a 1.13 ERA and a 11.3 K/9, that’s answering your inner monologue, “Can Ramos be a closer?”  By the way, work on that inner monologue, it sounds very 2017 Don Mattingly.  Also, vying for Phils saves:  Tommy Hunter (stop laughing), Luis Garcia and Seranthony Dominguez.  Just what Kapler needs, options.

Freddy Peralta – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 13 Ks as he was called up for the start.  Oh, and that start was in Coors.  *whistles real low*  Whoa.  Here’s what Prospector Ralph said about him, “A small right hander with the ability to miss bats in bunches. Truly a player after my own heart. He mixes a deceptive low to mid 90’s four-seamer, with good movement, a slider and an above average changeup. His delivery is a funky crossfire delivery makes it hard for hitters to pickup the ball coming out of his hand. It’s likely the root of some of his walk issues as well, which remain the only stain on an otherwise stellar profile. Seriously, he led all of MiLB in BAA at .177, and struck out 12+ per 9 IP across multiple levels. While everyone is clamoring to own Burnes and Woodruff, it might be Peralta that ends out he most fantasy relevant of the bunch. The knocks are obvious, his lack of size (he’s 5’11, 175 lbs), and funky delivery. Personally I’m buying Peralta everywhere I can. He’s deceptive with three pitches, he can throw for strikes, and employs a smart and instinctual approach to sequencing.  Speaking of sequencing, do you think there’s something wrong with Grey’s DNA sequencing?”  Aw, c’mon!  Not sure if he’s staying up, so my enthusiasm is limited.  However, if I had room, I’d grab him in deeper leagues, in case he does stick.  If I were the Brewers, I’d keep Peralta in the rotation, and bump Suter for the return of Chase Anderson.

Ryan Braun – 0-for-5, 4 Ks, hitting .222.  Sure, I could mention Tony Wolters, Dahl, Shaw or Aguilar homering in Coors, but you’re supposed to do that in Coors.  Braun has a .268 OBP!  What a PEDs of shizz.

Bruce Rondon – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 1st save.  The White Sox SAGNOF shituation has been Joakim “Since We Got Him” and Mr. Jones “Help Me Believe In Anything Cause I Wanna Be Someone Who Believes.  Yeah.”  Those guys are, how do we say this, garbage.  Bruce Rondon is not exactly the meow’s cat, but maybe he run away with the job, which would take stringing together three saves in a row.

Jeff Samardzija – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 6.94.  Really rounding into form!  That form is a dead pigeon floating in a toilet.

Nick Hundley – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .290.  Because I’m an ass, I looked up on our Fantasy Baseball Player Rater to see who has more value this year, Hundley or Posey.  Still Posey, but a lot closer than you thought it would be a month ago.

Charlie Morton – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 14 Ks, ERA at 2.03.  After Morton threw two less-than-stellar games in three a few weeks ago, you had less confidence in him.  What would you say to your Two-Week-Ago Self?  Stop looking at small sample sizes, you douchenozzle!

Evan Gattis – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .214.  This was his 2nd homer in as many games.  So, that’s why CBS ranked him in the top 20 overall!

Dallas Keuchel – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.10.  Astros’ team ERA is how much below the next closest team?  More or less than half a run?  More.  True or false, there are teams that have an ERA more than twice of the Astros?  True, four of them.  The Astros 2.52 ERA is insane.  Their BAA is .196!  Their K/9 is 10.5!  And a new record of 17 bottles of pine tar used!

Michael Wacha – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.09.  Weird to be negative after a solid start, but I’m half-Jewish — the neurotic side — so let’s try!  His velocity is down; Ks are down; walks are up; xFIP is up; ground balls are down and hard contact is up.  Is there anything positive here; that’s rhetorical, isn’t it?

Harrison Bader – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .258.  Ginsburg!

Adam Wainwright – Headed back to the DL with elbow–Whatever!  Grab Jack Flaherty!

Chase Headley – Designated for assignment.  That assignment is to figure out why the Padres traded for him literally a few months ago.

Franmil Reyes – Power-hitting prospect was called up.  Look at the Padres finally looking to turn the page, though that’s a Streets song, and Franmil sounds straight Lil’ Wayne.  “Franmil mil mil mil mil…mil mil, a, mil.”  That’s Lil’ Wayne freestyling.  Prospector Ralph and Lance just went over Franmil in depth in this week’s prospect podcast.  This was Cougs and I listening to the podcast.  *twenty minutes in*  “That sounds like Ralph, from your podcast.”  *thirty seconds later*  “Yeah, it is.”  “Oh.”  *five minutes later*  “Is he always on this?”  *30 seconds later*  “Yes.”  “Oh.”  #MarriedLife  Ralph says Reyes looks like a right handed Big Papi.  He does.  Playing time is what it’s going to come down to, it’s between Matt Sczrczrczr and Travis Jankowski.  Yo, fellas, buy a vowel!  If it’s between Sczrczrczr and Jankowski, Franmil might have a chanczrski.

Clayton Richard – 8 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 5.20.  He’s a straight Hodgepadre.

Matt Carpenter – Benched for three straight games so the Cards could start Jedd Gyorko.  Something’s going on there in St. Louie, and I like it.  First, they had no qualms about starting Jo-Ma, and batting him third all year, now they appear to be moving on from past-his-prime Matt Carpenter.  Love it!  The year is 1 A.D of our Jedd.

Mike Clevinger – 7 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.70.  Even Mars Blackmon would agree, “It’s not the shoes.”  If you don’t know what I’m talking about, let me take you down the stupidity of MLB.  They warned/threatened Clevinger if he didn’t stop using colorful cleats, he’d be fined and/or suspended.  Then Clevinger shot back at them, MLB wants players to have fun, then bars them from having fun.  100% agree with Clevinger.  Here’s some Nas bars, “So you can’t blame jazz musicians…Or David Stern with his NBA fashion issues…Oh, I think like me in my white tee…You can’t ice me…We here for life, MLB.”  I might’ve added the MLB.

Danny Duffy – 3 1/3 IP, 9 ER, ERA at 6.51.  Someone should disguise themselves as someone from the Royals front office, call the MLB front office and put Duffy on the DL.

Jose Ramirez – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and a slam (12) and legs (6).  Guessing, maybe, I don’t know, possibly, hmm, well, who knows, just maybe, it didn’t matter Jose Ramirez didn’t look good for the 1st two weeks of the season.

Michael Brantley – 1-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in the last three games, hitting .336.   OWH, Own While Healthy, or OW History Channel, which is what I call an H.

Yan Gomes – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .266.  As Kendrick Lamar would say, the Yan is the power that be.

Chris Archer – 7 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.64.  I don’t own Archer this year, but take it from someone who owned him last year, and regrets ranking him as I high as I did in the preseason, he is essentially a younger, healthier Samardzija.  Nice K-rate, everything else is a hot ball of deep fried yuck.

Blake Snell – 3 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.12.  It’s one thing when a guy gets hit in a bad matchup, but when he faces the Everlasting Sobfloppers and comes away with a mollywhopping, well, Sobfloppers should not be mollywhopping, ya hear?

Dylan Bundy – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.53.  *holds envelope to head* “Seventeen.”  *rips open envelope, reads paper inside*  “What is the number of runs Bundy needs to win?” And may Miguel Sano mistake you for a throw pillow.

Trey Mancini – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, and 3rd homer since I said I lost patience with him.  On one hand, I’m glad he turned his season around this week because I still own him.  On the other hand, he made me look dopey for moving on from him the day before he broke out.  On a third hand that is actually five finger limes, shows us sometimes you just gotta trust your Gladwell Blink.

Danny Valencia – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 5th homer.  He’s hitting near-.300 in the last week with two homers.  Could be a little schmotato risin’.

Joey Rickard – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 5 RBIs and his 1st and 2nd homer.  A two-homer game goes a long towards a hot schmotato, but these huge-scoring games sometimes are anomalies, and nothing becomes of the guys coming out of them.

David Price – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.89, as he was activated.  After the game, Price said, “If I used another power-up, I could’ve knocked out their defense sooner–,” then he slowly realized the media was asking about the baseball game, and lowered his joystick.

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .342.  Just Dong because you deserve the very best!

Domingo German – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 4.26.  I’m going to leave my seltzer on the counter in this ISIS recruitment center and go take a pee.  Could someone watch my drink for me?  Thanks, jihadists!  *four hours later*  Hey, why is my face being used as a lampshade?  AHHHH!!!  ROOFIE!!!

Giancarlo Stanton – 4-for-4, 3 RBIs, and his 10th homer, hitting .252.  He’s only eight batting average points behind Didi.  Speaking of Didi…Eat a D, world!

Nick Tropeano – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.64, as he was activated.  As long as he’s home, the Stream-o-Nator likes him, and A) I don’t disagree. B) He’s home next time. C) There’s no C.

Keynan Middleton – Had elbow discomfort about, oh, I don’t know, two weeks ago.  Nothing, no big thing, it’ll be fine, then pitched in, like, five of six games and now is hurt again.  You don’t say!  C’mon!  Really?  Wow, surprised.  Wait, there’s more…

Jim Johnson – 1 1/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 3.32.  He’s blown saves in two of his last four appearances, so, of course, The Sciosciapath has continued to use him like a closer.  So, for Angels closer, it could be Johnson or Blake Parker, likely in that order, though my confidence level is at subterranean.

Shohei Ohtani – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.58.  Before yesterday’s game, on the Player Rater, he was the 59th best starter ($3.20).  Some guys above him were Ed-Rod, Hamels, Cahill, Liriano, Caleb Smith and Matthew Boyd.  This start will obviously move him up (it updates after I finish writing this, unless I were to write one really long ellipsis……………Okay, I’m too lazy for that), but starting every ten games takes a lot of Ohtani’s value.

Kyle Gibson – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.43.  Rudy texted me the other day, “Gibson was dropped in our 15-team league?  I don’t understand it.”  I then ignored the text for 25 minutes, annoyed that I didn’t see it first that Gibson was dropped, so I could’ve claimed him, because Rudy and I are battling for 1st and 2nd place and I could’ve used Gibson.  Finally, I swallowed my anger, and texted back, “Oh.”  Then Rudy texted back, “I think it’s Clippard.”

Fernando Romero – 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners (3 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 0.54.  You can almost feel him ramping up a good roofie for you.  However (Grey’s turning the boat!), the Stream-o-Nator doesn’t completely hate his next start if you’re feeling lucky.

Ervin Santana – Will throw BP today.  Must be down in the Gulf to throw BP.  He chucking it at seagulls?  Bunch of sickos!

Michael Fulmer – 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 4.37.  The Regression Fairies record five-hour blocks of Logo, they went to Coachella dressed as a Regression Fairy, and they will destroy your ratios!

Kyle Seager – 1-for-5 and his 7th homer.  Seager is a robot with his 27-HR, .260-average seasons.  I will call him, Seager27-Dot260.

Robinson Cano – Left the game with a fractured hand after taking a Blaine Hardy pitch off his hand.  Hardy should stick to the musical revue, Red, White and Blaine.  Cano will obviously be out a while, which could mean Dee Gordon moves to 2B and Taylor Motter gets everyday playing time in the outfield.  See that, all teams are dressing in pink, and the M’s are out here doing a Motter’s Day promotion.

Yasiel Puig – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer, hitting .204, as he hits 8th.  “Hey, there’s no reason to parasail with a dead body, so just unlatch Puig–Wait!  He moved his arm!  He’s alive!”

Joey Votto – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and a slam (6) and legs (1), hitting .288.  You were worried about him, and he’s on pace for 24 homers and 4 steals!  Wait, that’s not so great.

Luis Castillo – 6 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners (0 BBs), 8 Ks, ERA at 6.02.  This start came against the Dodgers who were dismantled by the Curse of the Sleeping Larry King.  Damn, you Larry King!  Wake up so the Dodgers can shake your hex!

Billy Hamilton – 2-for-3, 1 run and three steals (6, 7, 8), hitting .215.  Likely the combination of Hamilton’s speed, and the pitifulness of the Dodgers.  The Dodgers have as many wins as the Padres, and were swept by the Reds in Los Angeles.  Last time that happened, the Reds won the World Series.  Who are the new Nasty Boys?  T. Mahle and Romano?  That does sound nasty, but as in Italian and Mexican fusion.  “Hey, you want-a some Pizzadilla?  Pozone?  Guacamisu?”

   
  1. Phil says:
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    Good stuff, Grey! I have a couple roster questions.

    Rotation: Severino, Cmart, Bauer, Keuchel, Tanaka, Quintana, Mikolas, Gio G, Gausman.

    Bullpen: Boxberger, Vizcaino, Norris, Giles, Hader, Ottavino.

    1. Should I drop anyone for Peralta or Flaherty? Saves aren’t all that valuable in my 10×10 league, btw, so I could do without one of the closers. Gausman is my worst SP. Ottavino has strong value in my league settings, so I should keep him.

    Next, someone dropped a slumping Hosmer. My worst two hitters are Adams and Deshizz.

    2. Do I drop either? 2b. Is he worth a waiver claim?

    Thanks for the advice and humor!

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Phil: No problem dropping Gausman for Flaherty. Would be worth a pick up of Hosmer. Depends on roster. DeShizz stays if you need more speed/runs, Adams if you need more power.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil: Thanks! Agree with b Gausman….Definitely one of them

  2. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!

    Loved it!

    a. Am in day 1 of a border officials training in Kabale. In a word, boring!

    b. Signed up Peralta after his start and Flaherty after your advice. Hopefully there won’t be too may roofies on the way.

    c. Mark Twain quote of the day for May 14

    When you have examined the stupendous Horseshoe Fall till you are satisfied you cannot improve on it, you return to America by the new Suspension Bridge, and follow up the bank to where they exhibit the Cave of the Winds.

    From – A DAY AT NIAGARA

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante Galic: Thanks! A. Is a training ever good B. Ha, nice C. More idioms!

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        Thanks, man! More idioms coming tout de suite!!

        Have four players for the usual 3 jobs – 1B, CI and UT. Sit one of the following for tonight only in a 5X5 RCL.

        1. Freeman @CHI versus Quintana (LHP)
        2. CJ Cron @KC versus Skoglund (RHP)
        3. Yuli Gurriel @LAA versus Heaney (LHP)
        4. Matt Olson @BOS versus Porcello (RHP)

        It’s too bad none of them will ever have OF eligibility because they are such defensive liabilities.

        Am leaning to sit 4 because then I don’t get to feel badly if he goes 4/4 with 4 grand slams against your boy. Although, your boy could also easily K him 4 times. Decisions, decisions! Help, Eek!

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Ante Galic says:
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          @Ante Galic: Grey!!

          Oops! Skoglund is LHP, so CJ Cron is definitely in.

          Best, Ante

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Gotcha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yuli

  3. Greg says:
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    Gotta choose between Peralta or Flaherty…tough one. Advice?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Greg: I like Peralta.

      But really depends on who holds a starting job. Peralta has better K Rate and slightly better xFIP , Flaherty looks to have a better BB rate. Other than that numbers are very similar.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Greg: Flaherty is safer

      • Greg says:
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        @Grey: I’m rolling dice on Peralta…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

  4. Dave Funnell says:
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    Good stuff as always.

    A) Is Candelario droppable? He’s got a lingering wrist issue and went 0-7 on the weekend, and 4-23 over the last week or so. Seems like the hot schmomato in him is done. I also have Devers at 3B,

    I just never know when a hot streak ends….always find that difficult.

    B) I was offered Gyorko for my C. Taylor….I’m going to decline because I like Taylor much better, but should I counter by offering Amed Rosario? He’s another guy I’m considering dropping since there’s no team in my league on the trade market who really wants him.

  5. aardvark says:
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    Roster Mancini or Schwarber for my last OF spot?

  6. Jake says:
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    Another great weekend review.

    T. Skaggs, V. Velasquez, F. Peralta, and M. Soroka. Who would be your first and second choice?

    Thanks.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Jake: Skaggs and VV. But also depends on league context. They are the more established pitchers were better chances of going deep in games, getting Ws. The other 2 are higher K potential and possible upside, but no idea if they stay in the majors or how deep into games they go.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jake: Thanks! Skaggs, Soroka

  7. The Skrimmer says:
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    With Moncado coming off the DL on Tuesday, I have some active roster decisions. Of the following, which three would you start: Schoop, Seager, Moncado, Semien.

    Also: which two would you start in the OF: Margot, Buxton, Puig, Kepler.

    Thanks.

  8. Nitro says:
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    Dustin P has been on DL all year. Do you drop J. Lowrie or C Taylor for him?

    Also please rank Souza, Conforto, Y Gurriel ROS?

    Thanks Grey. Great video!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nitro: Nope — Gurriel, Conforto

  9. Henry says:
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    Is Villar droppable in 16-team OPS? I’ve bedn hanging on but his playing time issues, few steals, and only hitting singles is getting old.

    zimmer, span, r. Davis, and Gardner are all on the wire as SB options…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Henry: Sure, Gardner

  10. Ralphus says:
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    Over the next 3 years in a 5×5 +OPS league, would you rather have Judge or Acuna? How close are they?

  11. Eric says:
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    Odds Holland takes over from Norris as closer?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Eric: 80/40

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: Are you asking because SCOTUS made sports betting legal?

      • eric says:
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        @Grey:

        Did not know what SCOTUS was until I just looked it up! Re-phrase, do you think Holland becomes the Cards closer?

        • eric says:
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          @eric:

          Grey, You are a charm. Someone just dropped Holland and I’m first on waivers. So Rondon or Holland. Thx.

  12. phennore says:
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    Franmill Reyes or Margot ROS?

  13. Roadster says:
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    Gausman for Pedroia? Which side?

    Love Razzball

  14. Cubjet says:
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    Kevin Gausman or Kyle Gibson rest of season?

    Thanks in advance

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Cubjet: Gibson

  15. William Hung says:
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    Just when I thought about dropping B-Hamilton, he goes and does his thing today and now I’m sucked back in with dreams of outright winning steals for me.

    It looks like Moncada is coming back from the DL on Tuesday. Who do I drop?
    C- Grandal
    1B- Abreu
    2B- Merrifield
    3B- Rendon
    SS- Lindor
    OF- Gallo, Rosario, Betts
    UTIL- Travis Shaw
    B- Billy Hamilton, Chris Taylor

    I recently dropped Odor for Pivetta and his 2 start week

    • b the esq. says:
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      @William Hung: A pitcher or Taylor.

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: A team in my league is putting out feelers for Ronald Acuna – he’s looking for HRs/RBIs

        Would Rosario and Shaw be too much?

        • WhiteRabbit says:
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          @William Hung: no – not even close if a keeper/dynasty. heck – even if its not, Acuna side easy

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Seems a bit much, but I guess if they’re bench guys

  16. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Good morning and a happy Monday to ya! My 11 tm keeper rotation is Corbin, Wacha, Morton, Buehler, T Williams, Pivetta, Carrasco, Newcomb, and A Reyes on the DL. Would you drop one (or two) to add L Castillo, K Gibson, or J Flaherty?

    Lastly, F Reyes, is he worth an add over Hanley, Hosmer, ODB, or one of the pitchers, above?

    Gracias!

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Scuffy McGee: Williams for Castillo. If Reyes is in a DL roster spot, keep him there.

      F. Reyes is not worth an add over those guys.

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        @b the esq.: Thanks, b

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scuffy McGee: Williams for Castillo — Nope on Franmil

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  17. have extra hitters on my bench in standard 5×5 NL $260 DEEP league.

    I want keepers where we give raises $5 / year.
    A team wants a hitter

    I can trade 1 of these all non keepers
    ADAMS
    J PEDERSON
    W DEFOE
    M REYNOLDS
    D DEITRICH—–
    for:—-
    B Rogers ( stays at $ 0 in ’19 unless he makes the opening day roster then will be $15—
    McMahon (col) $10 next year Soroka $7 next year or Newcomb $14 next year…
    WHAT IS YOUR ORDER CONSIDERING THE SALARY FOR ’19 OF THESE 4 for the next year and the year after????

  18. Milarky says:
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    Good morning Grey! Critical decision that will shape my entire season…Do you start Kingery 6, @BAL, @STL) or Dustin Fowler (7, @BOS, @TOR) this week?

  19. Mrs. Roger. Dorn. says:
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    12-tm roto.. Drop Lucchesi or German for Freddy Peralta or hold?

    And which 2 ROS, Desmond, Healy, Buxton ?

  20. Rey says:
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    Trey Mancini or Teoscar Hernandez?

    And who is the drop for when Yu is reactivated…Jon Gray, Pivetta, or Wacha?

    Thanks! Love the site!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rey: Trey — Gray — Thanks!

    • Justin says:
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      @Rey:

      Trey, not Gray

  21. Five-on_one says:
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    Thoughts on Goldschmidt? Lost year or worth pursuing as a buy-low. Guy with Goldy also has Max Sherzer and plenty of pitching. Freeman + Corbin for Goldy + Scherzer. Thoughts? Too much?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Five-on_one: Goldy is a Buy Low, (I hope) but there’s no way someone should accept Goldy+Scherzer for Freeman+Corbin. If you can get him to do it I’d say go for it.

    • Justin says:
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      @Five-on_one:

      Goldy and Scherzer side. Corbin could be dealing with an injury (fangraphs) and even if not Scherzer is a beast.

  22. Ralphus says:
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    Sorry if this is a repost, but: is a 3 year keeper league (5×5 + OPS), would you rather have Judge or Acuna? How close is it?

      • Ralphus says:
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        @Grey: thanks gray, and my apologies.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  23. Luke T says:
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    Any chance Franny has the same impact Bellinger or Hoskins had last year once they were called up? I have number 1 waiver and am looking to make a splash.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Luke T: Doubtful, but maybe Chapman/Olson

  24. edietrich1962 says:
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    Would you give Jose Altuve and Andrew Bennendini to get Stanton and Javier Baez?

    Trade Analyzer seems to favour this but I think it seems close to me.

    Kind of need hitting help in most categories.

    Does this boil down to where I need the most help??

    Thanks

  25. Dave D, Licensed Sciosciapathologist says:
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    Having a fairly good feel for how the mind of a Sciosciapath works after watching him operate my beloved (bedeviled?) Angels the last 18 years, I am almost 100% sure Blake Parker will get the nod. Scioscia wanted go with Johnson but he has sucked badly. He has little choice but to go back to Parker for now. Parker has looked really good lately, so me thinks he has a good opportunity returning and can run with it for the near future.

    I am so confident in that I bid $24 for him last night in the NFBC FAAB and made the daring move of dropping Johan Camargo.

    Right on regarding Danny Duffy. I will not be drafting or acquiring any Royals pitchers in the future after seeing them start Duffy on three days rest for no good reason a few months after surgery. Not sure what’s up with Karns now, but looked decent in spring and then broke down too.

  26. LastPlace says:
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    Sonny Gray or Blake Snell for the rest of the season?
    Is it close?

    Thanks!

      • LastPlace says:
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        @Grey: Thank you. What about for 2019?

    • LastPlace says:
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      @LastPlace:

      Crystal ball: what about for 2019?

  27. THE Edge says:
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    Good Morning Grey-

    I’m in an 8 team Points League and need to drop a hitter to pick up a starter. I like to carry only one bench player, as I’d rather have extra SP. He’s my roster as it stands right now:

    C – W. Ramos
    1B – Hosmer
    2B – D. Gordon
    3B – Moustakas
    SS – Lindor
    OF – JD Martinez
    OF – Trout
    OF – E. Rosario
    OF – K. Davis
    Util – Lowrie
    Util – B. Hamilton
    Util – Soler
    Bench – Mazara
    Bench – Buxton

    I was about to cut Hamilton, but the 3 steals yesterday changed my mind.

    Who should I lose?

    Thanks for your help!

  28. Eric W says:
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    Can’t decide between Weaver, Folty, T Williams or Freddy Peralta.
    Thoughts any one?
    Thanks for the help

  29. Matt says:
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    No question here, just general confusion. This is my offense in a 7-team NL-only Roto league, currently buried in last place (both in hitting and overall, and it’s not even close):

    C Grandal
    1B Goldschmidt
    2B Asdrubal
    3B Rendon
    SS Crawford
    MI Pirela
    CI F Freeman
    OF Yelich
    OF Ozuna
    OF Braun
    OF Jose Martinez
    OF Souza
    UT Villanueva
    UT Franchy
    DL: J Harrison, Swanson

    I’m kind of at a loss since I specifically designed my team to have a stacked offense (and devoted all of my auction budget to it), and it is flat out terrible. I guess it’s tough when the big bats (Goldy, Rendon, Braun, Ozuna) provide nothing. Planning to drop Villanueva as soon as anything decent is on the wire, but the top options right now are Duvall, Schebler, Descalso, Parra, and Adrian Gonzalez – gross. Suppose there’s not much I can do other than be patient and hope it comes around, eh?

    And thanks for the lengthy post today – always a good read!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: Not sure what you can do other than wait for your big bats to come around

  30. JAL says:
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    Grey Worm. 12-team 5×5, I need saves badly. Was offered the Lost Goldy and Brad Hand for my Chuck Blackmon. Chuck hasn’t even turned it on yet so I am reluctant to move him…thoughts? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JAL: Sounds fair

  31. big nate says:
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    Is it time to be worried about Goldy? Do we think he’s hiding an injury? I’m heavily invested in Goldy and received an offer in my most competitive league to move him.

    I GIVE:
    Goldy, Carlos Martinez, Healy
    I GET:
    Jose Abreu , Chris Taylor , Roughneck Odor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @big nate: No, I don’t think he’s injured… That trade isn’t great

  32. Billy Loverocket says:
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    As usual, Kudos on your blog! It’s the first – and sometimes only – blog I read each day. I miss it on the weekends, but we all need our down time.

    I’m in a very competitive 10 team 5X5 Standard Roto scoring. Big Rosters.

    I’ve worked the waiver wire to allow me to sit Michael Taylor & Christian Villanueva. Needless to say, they have both been very frustrating to own recently.

    Taylor has 10 steals but hasn’t tallied one in since May 2nd. Villanueva has 9 HRs, but only ONE hit this month!

    Would you drop either of them for Dahl? Dahl comes with his own frustrations (playing time).

    Steals are very valuable, as are HRs, but there isn’t much speed on the waiver wire (but if you’re not getting on base, you can’t steal). I feel like you can chase HRs with the latest hot schmotato, but not speed.

    Also would you drop either for Kyle Gibson? We have a big-time rosterbator in the league and he dropped Gibson to stream someone yesterday (Gibson clears waivers b4 his next start).

    So bottom line. Drop either Villanueva or Taylor and grab Dahl and/or Gibson? I could also see dropping Lucchesi, but he has fared well in some recent tough matchups.

    I’ve been racking my brain on this. I could see holding both (They have to turn it around soon, right?). The law of averages needs to swing back in their favor eventually.

    I love your column and I def think you are the BEST FBBall guy out there so I figured I’d get your opinion.

    Thanks,
    Billy Loverocket

  33. Murph says:
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    Happy Monday Grey
    1 Jon Gray or Jack Flaherty or Caleb Smith or Freddy Peralta?
    2 Grabbed Ed Ramos – is Neris cuttable? Would you cut him for one of the pitchers above? (still have Cody Allen, Kela, Rodney and Hader in case things go sideways)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Murph: Gray 2. Meh, not yet

  34. jdred5 says:
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    Two Q’s:
    1) I agonized about who to drop. My options came down to Pomeranz, Wacha, and Kingham. I picked Kingham not knowing how the Pirates will handle him, and because, as you can see below, my roster is already full of potential Roofies! Who would you have chosen?
    2) I have three 2 start youngsters and can only start 2: R Lopez (@PIT, TEX), Lucchesi (COL, @PIT), Flaherty (@MIN, PHI). Who starts?

    Two Comments:
    1) Awesome Waiting for Guffman reference!
    2) Thanks to your faith, I held Mancini and am now reaping the benefits – Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jdred5: 1. Wacha 2. Lucchesi, Flaherty — Nice!

  35. Five-on-one says:
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    Drop Mallex, Michael A Taylor or Dustin Fowler to stream a pitcher?

  36. Carlos says:
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    Dearest Grey,

    I currently have a plethora (do you KNOW what a plethora is??- bonus points if you know that movie) of 1/3 basemen. In addition to my keepers, I have Cron,Adams, and Aguilar. Thoughts on dropping Aguilar for Gyorko? Cron is locked in every day at 4, Adams will get playing time with Zimmerman on DL. Aguilar will be playing every day with Thames out, but I figure Gyorko already has a 30 home run campaign under his belt. Thoughts ?

    2. Also, thoughts on dropping Rich Hill for Peralta ? Other starters are Carassco, Morton, Nola, Quintana, Roark, Newcomb and Happ. Roark and Happ have been solid. Not getting anything out of Hill and would be going for upside.

    Thanks !!
    El Guapo

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Carlos:

      “Not you dusty!”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carlos: Yes, Gyorko — 2. Sure, try it

    • Zach says:
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      Girl: We go for a walk and you can kiss me on the veranda.

      Lucky: Lips will be fine.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

  37. Gotime says:
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    Morning Grey!
    In a H2H weekly 5×5 cats: My opponent has a ton of starts and one closer. I have Vizcaino (7 games vs Cubs and vs Mia) Giles (6 games @ LAA and vs Cle) Knebel (6 games @ Ari and @ Min) do you start all 3 closers or bench one in favor of a Castillo start vs Cubs (SON not loving it).

  38. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h OPS/BAA
    starting pitching is struggling with injuries and just poor performances.
    I have closers for days: chapman, diaz, iglesias, strickland

    I was offered Tanaka for Diaz or Chapman. Leaning towards accepting the Diaz offer as I could use a pitcher that could bolster my rotation.

    Thoughts?

    • bobbo says:
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      @bobbo:
      I countered with Iglesias as I don’t think diaz or chapman for tanaka are worth it.

      • bobbo says:
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        @bobbo: rejected. So back to the original question: would you trade Diaz or Chapman for Tanaka if you needed some pitching help? Not thrilled with either option but figured I would see what people thought.

  39. hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    Great write-up, as always!

    Which SP do you prefer ROS, Morton or Greinke? Is it close, or is one way ahead of the other in your eyes? ROS rater doesn’t seem to buy into Morton as a top-15 SP.

  40. Rbi’d For her pleasure says:
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    Thanks in advance wanted your opinion on a trade I was offered in my roto keeper league would you trade Blackmon pillar and m.fulmer for benintendi,devers c Taylor and arrieta thanks again

  41. Kingslayer says:
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    Start Fernando Romero(vs. MIL) over Chris Archer(@LAA) this week?

    Does Tyler Skaggs deserve more attention then he gets?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Kingslayer: Yes.

      And Yes. Until he goes on the DL.

  42. KCC26 says:
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    Please rank: Domingo santana, Soler, Franchy Cordero, Jose Martinez ROS

    Gracias!!

  43. Christopher Coriell says:
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    Trade question. I was offered his Giancarlo and Moncada and I give him my Altuve and Mazara. How do you feel about this trade?

  44. Alejandro Martinez says:
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    @ Grey,

    12 team 5×5 roto, would you stream these pitchers tomorrow?

    German Marquez @SD ($14.1)
    Nick Pivetta @ BAL ($-2.2)

  45. cliffyw says:
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    how would you rank these 4 for ROS?

    1. Puig
    2. M Davidson
    3. Kepler
    4. M Chapman

    (that’s the order I have them in, but may be time to let Puig fly)

  46. Alex says:
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    1. Who’s the drop when it’s time to activate A. Reyes?

    Godley
    Newcomb
    Flaherty

    2. Before Reyes time, I might roster Gattis to see if he keeps the power going. I’ve been playing without a catcher, but my power numbers are down. Flaherty is probably the drop for Gattis, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: 1. Ask when he’s activated 2. Sure

  47. Ozzie Smith says:
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    Scale of 1-10, how good of a buy low is Rhys Hoskins right now?
    My OF looks like this 10 team 5×5 redraft
    Mazara
    Markakis
    Acuna

    He’s a cubbie fan so I thought about offering him Quintana for him, how does that sound?

    • Bigly Leagues says:
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      @Ozzie Smith:

      Good luck getting anything for Quintana

  48. sportivetricks says:
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    Hey to the Motherf*cking Hey Home-Grey,

    Ya think F. Peralta is worth a waiver claim?

    Also, do we have any confidence that Margot is starting to come around? My patience is wearing thinnnnnnnnnnnnnnn . . .

    Love yas!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @sportivetricks: I’d ditch Margot, I go over Peralta in the post

      • sportivetricks says:
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        @Grey:

        Thank you, sir!

        And I know I’m being a ditz about Peralta . . . just trying to see if there’s any more news coming on him sticking around in the rotation. I guess. Or maybe I am just being stupid.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s speculation at this point

  49. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Can you please rank these potential closers in terms of save opps as of now?

    Jeffress, Tepera, Edubray Ramos, Bruce Rondon

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: Ramos, Rondon

  50. Stephen Gesuele says:
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    My Conforto for Garret Richards?

    OF is: Bryant (Redon at 3rd), JD, Rosario, Polanco, Teoscar

    SP: Severino, Mikolas, Newcomb, Fulmer, Flaherty, Smith, Minor

  51. Ozzie Smith says:
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    Forgot to ask in last comment but how long would you hold on to Archer in a 5×5 10 team h2h redraft? I’ve tried shopping him a bit as a throw in but no one wants to give anything for him.
    My SP
    Archer
    Bauer
    Quintana
    Buehler
    Luis Castillo
    Alex Wood
    Newcomb
    R Ray
    Streaming spot- currently Jack Flaherty
    DL Alex Reyes

    Lots of average to pretty good guys on the wire as most guys are carrying way too many bench bats.
    On the wire…
    Wacha
    Junis
    Tyler Skaggs
    Pivetta
    Forty
    Tyson Ross
    Pomeranz
    Trevor Williams
    Helickson
    EdRod
    Eflin
    Etc.

    Sure makes it hard to hold Archer destroying my ratios. I’ve been very good on strikeouts without starting him several weeks so at this point I’m not sure what he’s giving me, unless you think a big step in improvement is coming. Thanks buddy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ozzie Smith: You have so many options, look at Streamonator and stream

  52. roger says:
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    Great stuff, as always…

    Stream-O-nator isn’t a fan of Pivetta this week (@BAL, @STL) – would you roll with him, or grab Eduardo Rodriguez (OAK, BAL) or Kenta Maeda (@MIA)?

    What about ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @roger: I’d go with SON

  53. DonnieB says:
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    Gausman or Wacha ROS?
    Franchy or Margot ROS?
    Edubray or Rondon? Drop Middleton?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DonnieB: Wacha — Franchy — Ramos

  54. Josh says:
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    1) start Lucchesi at Petco vs. Rockies?

    2) Drop Sonny G. for FreddyPeralta?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Josh: 1. Yes 2. Sure

      • Josh says:
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        @Grey:

        thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  55. Will says:
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    Props for the Counting Crows lyrical reference.

  56. kilkennybrian says:
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    Grey,

    Even with Votto being better, he’s still kinda meh. 10 Team 5×5 roto, I’m pretty deep at hitting (especially 1B after adding C.J. cron) so I might swing Votto for a pitcher (1800 max innings, starters kinda deep).

    Would you trade him straight up for Nola or G Cole?

    Also, I am also concerned with Wacha, but his next two starts are pretty good on SoN. I guess I’ll hold in 10 teamers, but he’s deff a streamer guy at this point.

  57. Synyster says:
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    Happy Monday Gray! Anyone worth owning over Braun? 6×6 OBP/QS H2H. I’m in 1st with 52-16-4 record, Ours moved are capped at 70 per season, and I have 7 moves so far. Avail are Reynolds, Brantley, Soler, Dickerson, Maz, also available some pitching Mahle and Freddy Peralta. Thanks!

    My team:
    C. Cervelli, 1. Hosmer, 2. Dee, 3. Machado, SS. Didi, OF. Trout, OF. Cain, OF. Merrifield, Util. Jose Ramirez, B. Braun.

    SP. deGrom, SP. Snell, RP. Chapman, RP. Herrera, P. Newcomb, P. Bauer, P. Ohtani, P. Gibson, P. Wacha, P. Ed-Rod, P. Taillon, P. Norris.

    • Synyster says:
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      @Synyster:

      Grey* ;)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Synyster: Meh, I’d hold, but I know it’s tough

  58. The Great Knoche says:
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    Nice write up. Went back last night and watched Peralta on the Rockies replay. Movement is amazing. 10+ K rate should translate to majors easily. Hopefully he sticks.

    Solid two week rebound for me in our NFBC. Went from 68 to 102. It’s amazing what a couple good starts and a healthy lineup does for you in that league.

    Benching Gio and Roark vs Yankees this week in favor of 2 start Stratton adn two start Blach at home. Hoping they truly are Rice-A-Ronis (Is that what you decided on?)this week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Great Knoche: I watched replay of Peralta too, tons of strikes swung at outside the zone… Nice on NFBC! Rice-ja-broni!

  59. Ty says:
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    Gattis or Wilson Ramos?
    Also can you rank Weaver, Pivetta, Williams, and Fulmer?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ty: Gattis — Pivetta, Williams

  60. Chris says:
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    10 team 5×5 OBP

    My Correa and Springer for Betts and Chris Taylor?

  61. kilkennybrian says:
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    12 Team 6×6 (QS) pitching pretty shallow; I’m holding Pomeranz (benched him yesterday) but just saw Gibson on wire. Do I need to makybe drop Pomeranz for him? Could also drop Marquez, who I was gonna stream tommorow. You buying Gibson?

  62. Did says:
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    Hold/saves league
    Colome/Alvarado/Bradley/Jeffres drop any for Ramos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Did: Meh, Jeffress I guess

  63. Launch Angle says:
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    I’m a Bregman owner losing faith and beginning to think he was overrated in pre-season. Going to wait out the rest of May, but keeping my eyes open for SS replacement if needed. Do you think Gleyber Torres will put up better counting stats than Bregman ROS? Small sample size, but his pace is much better in half the AB’s, but he also hits at the bottom of the lineup.

  64. kilkennybrian says:
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    Souza been bad since coming back. You holding in 10 Team mixed? I have him in two 10 teamers and one 12 teamer and have deep hitting in each. Not sure if I should cut in 10 teamer?

      • kilkennybrian says:
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        @Grey: Nope meaning I can drop in 10 team? Am I holding in 12 Team?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @kilkennybrian: Souza been bad since coming back. You holding in 10 Team mixed? — Nope

          • kilkennybrian says:
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            @Grey: Sorry, I didn’t really directly ask specifically. Confused if you said nope to “should I cut in 10 team”… thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Forget in 12 team too

  65. aardvark says:
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    Hold maeda? Or grab Flaherty? Maeda gets Miami on thursday

  66. Michael DePinto says:
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    I have Tommy Pham in a 10-team 5×5 keeper league with OBP instead of AVG. I was offered Bellinger for Pham. They both have the same keeper value moving forward. However, I am very concerned about the current state of the Dodgers that I don’t want to go near any of them. Seems like this is one of those snowball years for them where everything goes wrong.

    I checked the trade analyzer and it valued them almost exactly.

    I know you are not a Pham fan but would you accept this trade?

  67. Dean Chennault says:
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    Someone dropped Archer in one of my 6×6 (K/9) leagues. Worth putting in a claim (#2) for him, or hold?

    My staff:
    Darvish, Morton, Porcello, J. Gray, Castillo, Taillon, G. Richards

  68. Ryan says:
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    I am in a 14 team h2h dynasty league. I was offered stanton and ohtani(batter) for marte, cain and soto. I take a huge hit in stolen base by moving marte and cain. Is that worth the sacrifice to get stanton? Team is below.

    c evan gattis
    1b brandon belt
    2b starlin castro
    3b manny machado
    ss trevor story
    lf ronald acuna
    cf staling marte
    rf bryce harper
    util loranzo cain
    bn albert pujols
    bn maikel franco
    bn evan longoria
    na juan soto
    na bo bichette
    na colton walker

    sp robert gsellman
    sp jose quintana
    sp kyle gibson
    rp arodys vizcaino
    rp josh hader
    rp ross stripling
    p ryan madsen
    p brad boxberger
    p jakob junis
    bn kevin gausman
    bn miles mikolas
    bn ivan nova
    dl hyun jin ryu
    dl danny salazar
    dl carlos rodon
    dl julio urias
    na jesus luzardo
    na sixto sanchez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan: Stanton side

      • Ryan says:
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        @Grey: After I accept, what do you recommend my next move should be?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Ryan: Trade for a SP

  69. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Matt Olson or Yuli?

  70. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    Grey,

    Lovely Monday post as usual. I added this so called right handed PAPI Reyes in SD, dropped M Chapman. Would you drop weaver/Maeda/ Folty/ J Grey for Flaherty? ROS

  71. Skeezix says:
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    I’m in closer flux, yo! We start 3 RPs, and we also have a utility pitcher spot. So I’m wondering which closers outside of Kimbrel and Herrera to go with this week. I’ve got a nice cushion in wins and could use saves, so I have to decide whether to go with Knebel or Brach this week – or both – just not sure if they’re both actually closing. If I go with both, it would likely bump Wacha out of my starting lineup this week.

  72. Alex says:
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    Chirinos or lucroy in an OBP league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chirinos

  73. GoJays says:
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    Morning! Which 2 SPs would you choose for this week out of this group?

    Mikolas (@MIN)
    Snell (@LAA)
    Tanaka (@WAS)
    Wacha (PHI)
    Weaver (PHI)

      • GoJays says:
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        @Grey: What if you could choose just one of Wacha or Mikolas for this week? Mikolas has been way better, but the Wacha matchup looks maybe a bit better.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t know their matchups

          • GoJays says:
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            @Grey:

            Who do you prefer this week:

            Mikolas (@MIN)
            Wacha (PHI)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Wacha

  74. bacca72 says:
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    5×5 OBP
    Need to drop 1.

    Odor, Desmond, Dahl, R. Zimmerman.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimm

  75. kilkennybrian says:
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    Asdrubal Cabrera or Gibson? Need to cut down on hitters..

  76. Five-on-One says:
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    Please rank for MI: Chris Taylor, Josh Harrison, Paul DeJong. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taylor, DeJong

  77. Milarky says:
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    Hey Grey, I seem to have no idea who to roll out for my OF and Util spots. Can you help me pick 3 of these guys for this week? I wonder if I have to prop Happ up out there with 8 games this week.

    Conforto (5, TOR, ARI)
    Kepler (6, SEA, STL, MIL)
    Puig (6, @MIA, @WAS)
    Kingery (6, @BAL, @STL)
    Buxton (6, SEA, STL, MIL)
    Happ (8, ATL, @ATL, @CIN)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig (6, @MIA, @WAS)
      Conforto
      Buxton (6, SEA, STL, MIL)

  78. Jt says:
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    Drop any hitters for Ramos

    Chirinos
    1b Abreu
    2b Albies
    3b Bryant
    Ss Peraza
    If moose
    Of Ozuna, benetendi, Cain, haniger
    Util Tim Anderson, Ohtani hitter
    Bench Dahl, Mancini, puig

  79. Skeezix says:
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    How worried should I be about Beltre ROS? We start two 3B and he’s my second (behind Rendon). I had previously rejected a trade that would land me Cozart (only eligible at 3B in our league) for Miller, but wondering if I need to reconsider. Waivers are junk and Gyorko is my backup 3B. Deal worth making?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Worried, take Cozart

  80. fredtbn1gs says:
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    Would you drop Weaver for Gibson?

    • fredtbn1gs says:
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      @fredtbn1gs: SON and the player rater like Weaver better by a decent amount, but he hasn’t exactly performed well…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  81. RC says:
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    Good stuff as usual Grey. Got a question….

    Brett Gardner for some reason is FA in my league and looks like he’s heating up. Who should I drop for him or should I stand pat?

    C: Ramos
    1B: Hoskins
    2B: Albies
    3B: Jose Ramirez
    SS: Bregman
    OF: Betts, Bryant, Markakis
    Util: Braun, Shaw, Escobar
    BN: Jose Martinez

    SP: C-Mart, McCullers, Ohtani
    RP: Giles, Knebel, Vazquez
    P: Snell, Castillo, Buehler, Taillon, Weaver
    BN: Lucchesi, Kingham, Soroka
    DL: Cahill

    Gardner, F. Peralta, and F. Reyes are all available.

    Pick up all 3 and drop which 3?
    Pick one or two up and drop who?
    Or stand pat?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Gardner over Escobar — Peralta over Weaver

  82. GoJays says:
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    I find myself having a really deep pitching staff, but pretty light on power. Trade Michael Wacha for Jay Bruce? I hate having Bruce on my team, but he might be a boost that I need. Plus based on your post, now might be a decent time to sell Wacha. I would slightly lose based on the trade analyzer, but…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Do better

  83. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Good morning, Grey! Hope you enjoyed your weekend. Loved your exchange w/Rudy on the Toronto bullpen. It had that who’s-on-first magic.

    I’m not crazy, but the video above is the same Buy/Sell you already posted, correct? Did you mean to post a different one or do you always re-post the previous Buy/Sell video every Monday? Just wanna make sure I’m seeing what everyone else is. BTW it’s scary how perfectly Anime Grey suits your voice.

    Picked up Peralta for his K-riffic stuff in RCL, but do you think that spot would be better served by speculating saves on Blake Parker? (I’m currently doing well in SVs but with Box & Kela as my saves guys who knows how long that gravy train lasts.) Other drop could be either Soroka, Godley or Jankowski, who I picked up for steals. Would appreciate your thoughts.

    Thank you, sir!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Same video, Friday and Monday are same… Speculate on saves, Parker — Lose Godley

  84. kevin says:
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    Start or sit Pivetta in 15 teamer this week? 2 Starts: @Orioles and @Cardinals?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  85. G says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Would you add Freddy Peralta for either of Pivetta or Trevor Williams?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Williams

    • G says:
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      @G:

      Folty is also available actually. So I guess any add/drop combo of all 4 guys.

  86. JC says:
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    Was offered Darvish & Vladimir Guerrero for Newcomb & Strickland.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Redraft?

      • JC says:
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        Yes, redraft..12 team standard roto

  87. Mookiewilson says:
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    I need to upgrade my hitting so I’ve been trying to package Goldy with Nola for a top hitter but so far have been rejected for Betts, Trout and Harper. Am I In the right ballpark or shooting too high? Who would you expect to be able to get for Goldy/Nola?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re selling Goldy at his absolute worst — You’re not gonna get what he’s worth

      • Mookiewilson says:
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        @GreyL

        I hope you’re right that this is his absolute worst! I wonder if Nola has more value on his own…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Could be

  88. JC says:
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    Drop Trevor Williams for Jack Flaherty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  89. knucks says:
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    Kershaw/Pivetta or Corbin/JonGray/Hader/Soroka

    This is a 15 team QS league. I never ask this, but is this close? This league loves to vote down trades and I am in 1st place to I expect them to auto vote this down.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems close

  90. vee says:
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    chanczrski LOL dead…. ok so..

    Sonny Gray
    Pomeranz

    both are testing my patience. Would you drop either or both for the below? part of me sees they still have months to bounce back..

    Freddy Peralta
    Jim Johnson/Edubray Ramos

    thx boss

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose both, Peralta, Ramos

  91. knucks says:
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    I’ve recommended it before, but recall you mentioning that you can’t do sports pods. I think checking out the NPR “Only a Game” Podcast w/ Bill Littlefield would still be worth your time. Had you ever listened to that? Its not the type of sports podcast you might be expecting. Very interesting stories, that yes, have to do with sports in one way or another. But knowing the other pods you’re into, I think you would enjoy some of these stories a bit.

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: The one from a few weeks ago was about how and why the producers of the Mighty Ducks chose the country of Iceland to be the “bad guys” in that movie.

      Then a story about this sled dog incident.

      Another recent story are about this older woman who gets lost on a hike. Another about this college basketball player who set a record for Free Throws and then passed away.

      This week they also had this woman on who created Sabrina the Teenage Witch and wrote jokes for The Simpsons/Obama.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nice, will have to check it out!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, never listened to sports pods… 30 for 30, actually, I did listen to, but more documentary stories in audio form

  92. Alex says:
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    Hey Grey, Sorry I know this has been discussed to death…

    But do you think Vlad is up this summer?

    I am in a shallow 3 keeper league and margot is sitting on my bench with Bux in center field. I feel like he is not coming around and at least for the sake of fun (since my pitching has destroyed my year) I might grab Vlad.

    Also where do you see Vlad being ranked next year? Any idea at all?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe June, possibly July, maybe not to Sept — Vlad next year depends on when he comes up — He’ll likely be ranked next year like Acuna this year

      • ak111 says:
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        @Grey: Well I guess I will grab him, trying to remember this is supposed to be fun!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  93. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Rickard or G. Heredia in an AL only?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rickard

  94. Jason says:
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    Who are your top 3 (in order) for ROS: Brantley, Jose Martinez, Soler, Mancini, Healy?

    Also, which two day starter would you pick for this week b/w Williams, Folty, Lucchessi, Pivetta, and Anderson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mancini, Jo-Ma, Soler — I don’t know their matchups

  95. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Are you starting Manaea @ Bos?

  96. Jon says:
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    Grey –

    As the perts from ESPN would phrase it – in a vacuum (what?), who’s the better add regardless of need – Freddy Peralta or Franmil Reyes? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Apples/oranges — Franmil

  97. HeHateMe says:
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    @Grey: Great stuff as usual Grey! So Addison Russell is killing me. Would you look at trading him along with one of Tanaka/Wacha/Mikolas for Semien, or is that going too far? If it sounds reasonable, which of those SPs would you package up with Russell? I’m thinking either Wacha or Mikolas.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Seems fair, Tanaka

  98. kilkennybrian says:
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    I seem to see you like Folty. He’s sitting on wire in both 10 Team roto leagues. His next start isn’t too good (ChC) but after that it’s MIA… do you think he’s ownable regardless, meaning more than just a streamer? Should I drop A. Cabrera to lock him up? Or wait it out and pick up for Mia start?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Streamer

  99. JR says:
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    1. Is Cj Cron being overlooked? Can he be a .260 30 HR guys?

    2. How much do you like Alen Hanson? Former prospect blossoming?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. By whom? 2. Could be, at least has speed

      • JPR says:
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        @Grey:

        Is he being overlooked by the Fantasy community is what I was asking about Cron.

        Do you like Hanson more than Cron for just pure value?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cron, and it’s not close… Overlooked by who? I own him in 2 leagues, I’ve talked about him for weeks…

          • JPR says:
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            @Grey:

            I missed your touts on Cron and I just found your tout from a week and a half ago in the buy/sell on Cron. THanks for that. Certainly wasn’t trying to call you out. The Fantasy community in general seems very muted on him in general based on the start he has had as I haven’t heard too much on him.

            I just picked him up-thanks for the advice and the great website!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem was just saying I like him…

  100. Hawk says:
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    Francisco Lindor was 8-11 with 2 HR and 3 RBI over the weekend and doesn’t get a mention? Man, hitting’s really gotten tough!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry, Fran-Lin

  101. Scott says:
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    Would you trade arrieta for hosmer? 6×6 with obp and qs. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  102. NowWatchMeYuuuu says:
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    Start Corbin tonight at home vs. MIL or watch from the sidelines?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

  103. kilkennybrian says:
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    Deep 12 team OPS league, MI is really thin.. right now I have H Kendrick, S Kingery as my weaker MI (JRam and TAnderson others).

    J Peraza just dropped. Add him over Kingery or Kendrick? I love Kingerys elg (2-3-ss-of) plus i traded Haniger for him weeks ago (sigh)… Peraza is slumping bad but not sure if I gotta grab. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kendrick

  104. Chris says:
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    Thanks Grey!

    Plz pick one:

    [email protected]
    Weaver vs PHI
    Hellickson vs LAD

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hellickson

  105. Metropolitans says:
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    I traded Paxton for Goldy, following the no-hitter last week. Thoughts?

    I was also interested in trading Mancini for Godley.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  106. H says:
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    Grey, what are we doing with Osuna? Still holding? I haven’t heard any more news and I’m confused what to do with him…

    Would you release him for Edubray Ramos, Brach, or Parker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Would drop Osuna in some leagues… Parker

  107. RTP123 says:
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    Dropped Cano ….. Pick one please out of Happ, Gyorko, Solarte, Cesar Hernandez, Peraza, Cozart

    Best Util bat in the short term…. Pillar, Trey Mancini, Belt, Carlos Santana, Maikel Franco

    Thank you for the advice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza — Santana

  108. Sano Chance in Hell says:
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    Looking to stream Tyler Anderson for two starts this week, worth dropping any of the following to do it:

    Cahill
    Wacha
    Caleb Smith

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cahill

  109. Despicable Prez says:
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    Add Franmil Reyes or Freddy peralta? 20 team thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Apples/oranges — Franmil

  110. Nightmare! says:
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    Greylord!! Happy Monday! Loved that video of your character today lol

    1) u trust Quintana today vs ATL? I saw Atlanta is second best team against lefties

    2) who do i sit
    Hosmer 2vsCol, [email protected]
    Soler 3vsTB, 3vsNYY
    Harper on a 5 game week and 2 vs lefties

    3) who do i start. Pick 2
    Arrieta @stl
    Mikolas @minn
    Pomeranz vs Balt
    Skaggs vsTB

    4) would you drop Stratton for Gibson, Freeland, Caleb smith, Tropeano or hold

    5) Americans in 2 days!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! 1. No, but I would start him 2. Hosmer 3. Skaggs, Mikolas 4. Gibson 5. I know!!!

  111. jon says:
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    Jon Gray for Kyle Seager?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager

  112. Cyler says:
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    For a dynasty league OPS who would you rather try to hold on to:

    Kingery or Franchy

    I need to drop one.

    Thanks.

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      @Cyler: Franchy either could go south

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold Kingery

  113. matt says:
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    hey grey, which side in a 6×6 w/ OPS?

    Au Shizz + Lowrie or Abreu + Cain

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu = Goldy — Cain > Lowrie

  114. WhiteRabbit says:
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    Trade Votto and Jordan Hicks for Goldy? think thats enough?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try it

  115. kilkennybrian says:
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    5×5 roto 10 team league, saves hard to come by (long roster, lots of closer specs and relievers owned)

    Was just offered Newcomb and Teoscar for Boxberger and Wacha.

    Teoscar and Wacha are kinda whatever, barely ownable, so is Newcomb worth forking over the closer? You buying his surgence as a possible top 20 starter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  116. JP says:
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    HxH league

    Move Morton/Solarte/Schwarber for Brantley/Pollock?

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      @JP: seems a bit steep – i’d hold especially with Pollocks injury history

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pollock

  117. Gotime says:
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    12 tm weekly starting Folty vs Cubs and vs Mia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  118. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. who do you like this week at 2b?

    DeJong (10.7) – 2 @ min, 4 vs phil
    Scooter (3.8) – 3 @ sf, 4 vs chc
    Taylor (11.7) – 4 @ mia, 2 @ was

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scooter

  119. southside dom says:
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    Drop Nerris for Clippard?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  120. southside dom says:
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    Also, have you moved on from Michael A Taylor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In shallower mixed leagues

  121. mrm3711 says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Per your sell advice on Friday and the velocity issues, I’m thinking about seeing what I can get for Corbin in my 12-team ESPN league with deep rosters. Valuing him can be tricky because he was obviously underrated coming into the season, and I’m not gonna sell him for nothing, but also the track record points to regression at some point, and that was even before the velo concerns. Which of these guys would you take for Corbin in a one-for-one swap?

    Benintendi, Schoop, Cespedes, Paxton, McCullers, Bregman, Rendon

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take any of these — Benintendi, Bregman, Rendon, Yoenis, Pax, McCullers

      • mrm3711 says:
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        @Grey: awesome, thanks! hope i can move him before shizz hits the fan!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  122. Whatever says:
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    Hey Grey,

    ROS, do you consider Verlander a legit top 5 SP?

    Thanks,

    W

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      5-10

      • Whatever says:
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        @Grey: I am in a dog fight in a 12 team mixed keeper. I give Vlad G Jr and Rendon ($14) for Verlander ($6) and Andrew Miller ($7)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Vlad

  123. Cyler says:
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    Is Reynaldo for real? Should he be owned in a 10 team QS dynasty league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lopez? Not especially

  124. Greg says:
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    @Grey:

    When Wainright returns (if) and Reyes is healthy, will they roll with Reyes and Flaherty or go back to Adam….I mean, you see it, I see it, he’s done. Will they acknowledge it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wainwright’s done

  125. Matthew Lehman says:
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    start mahle @ SF (-$0.6) or flaherty @ min (-$6.9) or reynaldo @ PIT (-$4.2) ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mahle

  126. Josh says:
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    One more thing, with guys coming off the DL etc.. I need to drop two of the below OF.

    13 Team mixed league. 5×5 + OPS, BB, K’s

    Which two should I drop? I was thinking Peralta, Buxton… but Puig been so bad…

    Jose Martinez
    Puig
    Peralta
    Buxton
    Yelich
    Marte
    Mancini

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig, Peralta

      • Josh says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks Grey

        I’ve been a Buxton believer for a while. But damn I hope we don’t need to wait til September again for a breakout….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  127. OaktownSteve says:
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    Is there a glossary term for when Ian Happ doesn’t start AGAIN on a short slate day?

    Clayton Richard had 18 strike outs in a double start week last week.

    “A red hot Byron Buxton…” is headline it would be nice to see in the near future.

    4020 Report: There are 10 qualified hitters right now with an OBP higher than their slugging percentage. Leaders are Gardner (+.055), Mauer (+.051) and Winker (+.044). Disappointed to see Domingo Santana on the list.

    I’m just going to throw out there that Cam Bedrosian has only given up earned runs in 1 of his last 12 appearances. His velocity is down from a couple years ago and his peripherals are awful. On the other hand, Jim Johnson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shizz Happens

      Buxton will get hot, in June

      Domingo’s really struggled, and it hasn’t been playing time, which seemed to be the concern in the preseason

      Blake Parker seems to have lead in Anaheim

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        I agree with Parker. I did add Bedrock in a really deep league where holds also count.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t go chasing Bedrocks

    • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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      @OaktownSteve: On Happ: Short Stack Off The Breakfast Menu? ; – )

  128. The Harrow says:
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    sweet crap, this is awesome! supreme court just ruled that it’s not in their purview to legislate on sports betting, that from 10th amendment this is a state’s realm of choosing. this is ALL kinds of good for sports betting, as far as
    1. regulations (no weird “unnatural line movement” when some shark buys off a ref or something of that nature, which has very clearly occurred in the NBA for SURE)
    2. ease of use/variety (i.e. competitive lines will soon be findable by anybody in any state that has legal sports betting, which i’d assume will be a LOT of them, it’s free taxed money)

    and for the return of online poker this is REALLY huge, it’ll be soon legal for first time, and finally regulated. this can’t be bad for DFS either.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, was kinda silly to regulate it anyway… People can’t regulate themselves?

      • The Harrow says:
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        @Grey: oh no no, it’ll BE regulated NOW, other than LV it was just illegal everywhere else. thus the mob/assorted other shady persons ran all sports betting outside of nevada state. NJ seems up next to have regulated legal sports betting.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, gotcha, yeah!

  129. SteveO says:
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    Closer question. Would you dump any of these guys for E. Ramos? Tapera, J.Johnson, Osuna, Neris, Clippard, Middleton,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Middleton

  130. Steve says:
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    Keep forever 14T mixed h2h

    Prefer Abreu or Goldschmidt? Have Abreu and contemplating trading for Goldy, thinking he might have the better long term value but perhaps the humidor has really sapped Goldy’s power…

    Make the trade offer or hold?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

  131. HamPorter says:
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    In a 10 team NL only league. We have nine pitcher spots. I have been struggling for strike outs with 4 relief pitchers. I added Peralta for Bettis this morning. I have Strickland, Neris, Ottavino, and Vasquez. I have Flaherty on my reserve, so I have to activate him. Does it make sense to add him for Neris? I have a decent lead on saves. Also, would you add Ramos for Ottavino, with the chance for saves? I really Ottavino’s ERA and WHlP.

    Thanks for the help!

    • HamPorter says:
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      @HamPorter: my other starters are Strausberg, Quintana, Chatwood, and Hellickson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d add Flaherty for Neris, hold Ottavino

      • HamPorter says:
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        @Grey: That’s what I was thinking, but can get reckless at times. Thanks for the help.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  132. Nightpandas says:
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    Mikolas or Newcomb?

    Happy Monday…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Newcomb

  133. DonnieB says:
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    Is Parker a better saves grab over Ramos or Rendon? I would have to drop Middleton. Ok to do that?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Ramos

      • kilkennybrian says:
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        @Grey: You said earlier Ramos > Rendon… your saying Parker > Rendon > Ramos?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Anthony Rendon or Bruce Rondon? Go with Parker

  134. bluemeenie says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I have an add/drop in my hitters keeper league coming up for just 1 player and I am looking for someone who can

    A. produce points through multi-base hits/HR’s over the rest of the season (or until our ASG 2 players draft)

    B. Potentially be someone I may want to keep next year as they may continue to produce at a high level or higher. (this may be more important as I watch Danial Murphy run around like the gimp to first base screaming….”It’s just a flesh wound!!!”)

    I have the 4th pick for this and potentially a choice of these players who are still FA’s in our league after it was locked:

    Jed Lowrie
    Nick Markakis
    Kevin Pillar
    Asdrubal Cabrera (still not feeling it with him…BABIP is way higher then career avg..by alot)
    C.J. Cron – I am leaning towards him as an upgrade for now and also a keeper with high potential…

    Got any thoughts?

    BTW – I’m not dropping Murphy but i got hit hard this year as Murphy, Lamb, and Turner all started on DL, and now it looks like I may have to worry about Candelario being rested multiple times a week until he gets surgery in the off season…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cron

  135. golfnut says:
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    Gleybar Torres or Jed Lowrie rest of season?
    10 team yahoo h2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gleyber

  136. FrankGrimes says:
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    Albies is such a stud.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      One of the sexiest

  137. Righty says:
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    Drop R Zimm or Ryu (one can be on DL, not both) for Freddy Peralta?

    Are we thinking Ryu really is going to come back in July or is this going to be an August thing that turns into a hurt again and never really useful.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ryu

  138. JC says:
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    Was offered Darvish & Vladimir Guerrero for Newcomb & Strickland
    12 team 5×5 standard Root. Redraft.

    • Fogimon says:
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      @JC: Darvish/Vlad side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yu

  139. Cram It says:
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    God, Quintana is a mess. Great start to my NFBC week!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, I hear ya

  140. Chud says:
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    Looking for some solid 3B depth. Trade my Wacha for his Healy in a dynasty?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  141. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    [seinfeld voice] What’s the deal with Swanson? I’m admittedly out of the loop on him, but he was just dropped in my 12 team keeper + my current MI is Peraza (Villar on bench).

    • Cram It says:
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      “Dansby Swanson (wrist) might not be ready to return from the disabled list when he’s first eligible.

      Advice: Swanson landed on the disabled list Friday after tweaking his left wrist on a swing last Wednesday. Tests ruled out any structural damage, but he’s dealing with inflammation that will need some time to subside. “Honestly, I haven’t even looked that far in advance,” Swanson said. “I’ve really just tried to stay with the mindset of living right now and [taking things day to day]. Whenever I’m back, I’m back.” Johan Camargo will continue to fill in at shortstop for now.

      More: Braves.mlb.com

      (Rotoworld.com)”

      You’re welcome.

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Cram It: LOL. Meant more in terms of if he’s worth a stash. I see the high babip, but he had a nice HR/SB pace going before the injury, at least as far as an MI slot is concerned.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: I know ;) You like stashing crappy to mediocre players. They’re all worth a chance if you have an empty slot. But he’s not currently an upgrade over those 2. I mean, maybe he’s a 10-12 HR/10 steal guy this year? Villar’s pretty garbage but he steal SAGNOF’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  142. Fogimon says:
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    Mancini more than a Schmotato? My patience was wearing thin with him too, so picked up Soler to take his place. Going to be tough to put the shade on Soler now!

    This week, pick 2;

    Mancini vPHI(2) @BOS(4)
    Soler vTB(2) vNYY(2)
    Domingo @AZ(3) @MIN(3)
    Cespedes vTOR(2) @AZ(3)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yoenis, Mancini

  143. Fogimon says:
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    Speaking of losing patience, Rhys Hoskins. I’m still a believer, not going full Judas yet…. but the rooster has crowed at least once. Will it be an infamous ‘sophomore slump’ for the chosen one?

    Struggling with who to go with here since they both struggle, Rhysus or Edwin ROS?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Fogimon: If he wasn’t struggling these past two weeks and had the same numbers in a more consistent way, would you be as concerned?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Cram It:

        His Sept somewhat foreshadowed this start. Ks were way up, HRs way down. Seems like the league has adjusted. I see a wide variance in his RoS numbers. I’m not a huge believer myself but I wouldn’t be surprised if he picked it up a little.

        • Cram It says:
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          @OaktownSteve: I don’t know, he had a GOOD start and hit safely in 12/13 games until this 2 week lull. His OBP is .414. He’s in a good lineup, in a good park, he’s getting on base. I didn’t think he’d hit 45 HR’s this year but I’m a believer.

          That said, tough call with E5. I think they put up similar numbers. Coin flip, like Grey said.

      • Fogimon says:
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        @Cram It: I guess not, but in the case of Edwin I’m not as concerned because there is a history of slow starts and hot summers.
        We have no history on Rhys other than a historic call up last season and have him ranked with expectations due to that meteoric rise. 2nd time through the league, adjustments are made, etc.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya, flip a coin on Edwin

  144. OaktownSteve says:
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    I could not have been more wrong about Sonny Gray last week. He looked terrible.

    I might have been a little right about Godley in the preseason though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Gray was a total mess, he has no idea where the ball is going, and his stuff can’t cover it

  145. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Hey Grey.

    Drop Duffy and/ or Sonny Gray never know what you are getting from etheir of these two

    for Jack Flaherty or Freddy Peralta?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duffy for Flaherty

  146. dau says:
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    Will Gyorko play regularly? Better bench bat than Alen Hanson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Gyorko, unless steals

  147. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. smoak/mccullers for goldie?

    gracias.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldie

  148. Nevik Rowe says:
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    Cano down :-(. Mancini or Reynolds?

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mancini

  149. kilkennybrian says:
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    Rank spec closers:

    J Johnson, B Parker, Ramos, Rendon,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parker

  150. Ty says:
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    Do I drop Fulmer and his one start this week for Alex Reyes or grab Eflin off waivers?

  151. Jason Kipnis Sucks says:
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    I know a great spot where Villar could play every day and not suck half as bad as the person he replaces. Wahoo!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  152. Fogimon says:
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    Its getting difficult to start some of these guys, but I need to pick 3 this week!

    JBerrios vs STL
    LCastillo vs CHC
    KHendricks @ CIN
    CSmith vs LAD
    LWeaver vs PHI

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      LCastillo vs CHC
      KHendricks @ CIN
      CSmith vs LAD

  153. Steve says:
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    Pivetta or Flaherty?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pivetta

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: Flaherty over Maeda? Dodgers are almost unwatchable.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  154. Milarky says:
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    Drop Piscotty for either Franmil or LoMo?

    • Milarky says:
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      Amended – Drop Piscotty for either Franmil, LoMo or Mini Donkey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franmil

  155. kilkennybrian says:
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    Looking to snag Blake Parker now since your saying he’s a saves threat..

    10 Team 5×5, drop any of the following for him?

    Teoscar, Cesar Hernandez, Domingo, Cron?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo

      • DonnieB says:
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        How does Houston screw up a 30/15 guy like Domingo? Also, there is no doubt Maddon has done the same with Happ. Scoscia lead the way with Cron and others. Do you agree? Or I am just venting!?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Milwaukee? I agree with anything negative on Scioscia and Maddon

          • DonnieB says:
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            Meant Milwaukee

  156. Minagga Mook says:
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    10tm H2H cats with OPS and 2 UTIL spots Who’s the drop to activate J.Turner? Puig JoMa M.Adams or Conforto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig

      • kilkennybrian says:
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        @Grey: So you’d rather own Conforto, Adams and JoMa over Puig? How do you rank those 3?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          JoMa, Adams

      • Minagga Mook says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  157. Timmy says:
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    15 team roto: Yonder Alonso or Josh Bell?

  158. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Merrifield FINALLY moved back to the leadoff spot with The Federalist dropped down to fifth. You know… the way it should have been all season. I hope this isn’t just a Yost “playing the match-ups” kind of thing. Playing this silly little game taught me that it’s very easy to over-manage, but you would think professional managers would tinker with their lineups a lot less than we do.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya, hopefully

  159. ty ennis says:
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    You like A Reyes or Eflin over Fulmer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reyes

  160. chris says:
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    Hi Grey,

    which side better:

    Arenando and Aaroon Sanchez

    for

    Donaldson and Sale

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

  161. FrankGrimes says:
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    Quintana must be Italian.
    He been handing out meatballs all day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  162. HeHateMe says:
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    Would you trade Andrew Miller for any of Peralta, Franchy or (god forbid) Todd Frazier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta

  163. J-FOH says:
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    Hey, Culligan Man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flukazy!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Finished Looming Tower, finished Silicon Valley, working on Barry and started season three of Bosch

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Get some!

  164. knucks says:
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    So close to a Quintana rage drop. Eff this guy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, I hear ya

  165. Chris M says:
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    Is it time to drop Quintana?t

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  166. kilkennybrian says:
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    Trade Andrew Miller for A Reyes? 5×5 roto 10 team

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  167. Mr. Glass says:
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    does Braun really hold any trade value at this point or is he to blah to get anything worth while in return, like pitching wise what could you realistically land for him in say a H2H points league

    • Mr. Glass says:
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      @Mr. Glass: ALso do you think Pollock and Braun would be enough to pry Mookie away in said H2H yahoo points league or is that not enough/ too much

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t think he’s worth anything

      • Mr. Glass says:
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        @Grey: thats what i feared, i was close to dropping him soon so i figured id gauge his value

  168. edietrich1962 says:
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    Guess Acuna is not setting world on fire and saving our fantasy season.

    Maybe I should have tried to trade him with all the hype a few weeks ago but hopefully he can turn it around!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha

  169. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    I think Samard, Maeda, Tanaka, and Archer are all in the Pineda bucket. All the standard measures of evaluation rate them highly, but their command stinks. This has lead me to 2 questions:

    Are there any good command metrics in existence?

    Do the algorithms that Rudy employs utilize any such metrics, if they exist? (My apologies if this question goes too far into proprietary information.)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’d have to ask Rudy, unless that’s what you’re doing….slyly

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: That’s one thing I’ve never been accused of. How does one go about directly asking Rudy questions?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Keep saying his name in the comments and he appears…magically, and slyly

        • @Fred Garvin MP: Plouffe! I have appeared. Totally hear what you are saying. Throwing strikes vs hitting spots are different. I don’t believe Steamer factors this in but it would be reflected in areas like projected HR rate and BABIP. There is some regression to mean which helps this type but not completely.

          • Fred Garvin MP says:
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            @Rudy Gamble: Thanks for the reply, Rudy. I figured projected babip and HR were shaped by exit velocity and batted ball type, which is partially an outcropping of command.

            In your opinion, would consulting heatmaps cross-referenced with pitch type would be a good way to go about gaining a better understanding of pitchers and their command?

            • i know eno just published something in the athletic on ‘command’. don’t think anyone’s nailed it. i think if you are real interested in the subject, dig and see if you find something. my gut is that there’s little to no edge to be gained here. one of the biggest challenges with variables like this is not over-stating its impact because some/most of its impact is reflected already. For example…the ball travels better on hot days. So it’s a 93 degree day in Texas so that is good for Ranger hitters….but a park factor is used and that park factor bakes in fact that Texas is hotter than usual. So when i look at weather, i compare vs the avg temp in the park to avoid double-crediting the heat (the temp and the park factor). Writing this while on conference call so apologies if got too tangential…

  170. Alex says:
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    You like Jose Martinez over Peralta? I’m shaking up my OF.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I do

  171. peacecoast says:
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    sup from st kitts.

    pc

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jealous!

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: the weather is here, wish you were beautiful

        • peacecoast says:
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          @peacecoast: drop quintana for bundy?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha, go enjoy St. Kitts! And no don’t make that drop

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Aw, blushing!

  172. uncle ernie says:
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    Good afternoon Grey. I may wait for today’s results on this but wanted your opinion. Drop Manaea and pick up Roark maybe for rest of season. Thanks sir.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d hold for now

  173. Lucky Dog says:
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    Friggin Albies keeps hitting home runs. Where’s the damn stolen bases? This dude’s killin me.

    lol

    Serioudly – I can’t remember a bigger SOD. Well, maybe Ontario “whizzinator” Smith, but that was self declared & he was a bust. Ozzie is just the man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  174. Skippy over Jiff? says:
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    Trade Luis Castillo for Eugenia Suarez? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  175. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    12 team 5×5 roto redraft

    Scrounging for saves.

    Keep holding Tommy Hunter and Steckenrider, or drop either/both for:

    M. Givens, Madson, B. Parker, Edubray Ramos, B. Rondon, Casilla

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Steckenrider for Parker

  176. henncoop says:
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    Just need to vent here …
    As a Brewer fan it is frustrating to watch Counsell manage. Overall since he arrived I am a fan but this year is a different story. He routinely played Sogard who finally got sent down with a .100 BA, then he calls up & plays Nick Franklin who gets hurt the the very 1st game he played & now is playing Saladino over Villar. Not sure if Villar kicked Counsell’s dog or pissed on his shoes but it is legit batshit crazy. Villar is far superior to any of that ragtag bunch. Even if he does not like the guy …play him; let him steal 25 bases & trade him for a SP.

    Same goes for Domingo who is a young guy not getting playing time. From what I see he is taking walks & hitting the ball to all fields but having a definite power outage. If he really wants to trade him as was the rumor in Spring training, sitting him on the bench does not up his value. Young players need PT.

    • henncoop says:
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      @henncoop: On the plus side I did get to see Kluber pitch & lose to the Brewers giving up a 433 foot bomb to the mighty Brent Suter …crazy stuff

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed on Domingo on Villar… They should just play

  177. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Would you pick up F Romero over either either Sokoka or F Peralta? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Him and Peralta are a coin flip

  178. The Shoe says:
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    Thanks for the fantasy wisdom, Grey!

    A. How do you view McCutchen in a 12 team points league up against the likes of F. Reyes, Healy, Gardner?

    B. What’s up with Quintana? Rough start today… Are you in or out on him ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCutchen is in front of those guys… I don’t own Quintana but I’d like hold tight…

  179. Turd Wendell says:
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    Castillo and Matt Adams for McCutchen and Tanaka? Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Castillo is the league was shallow enough, other side is safer

  180. JD says:
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    Is Schoop too much to give for Inciarte? I need speed. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bit much

  181. Joel says:
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    The David Price/video games a carpal tunnel syndrome pun?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, sorry

      • Joel says:
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        @Grey: excellent!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You!

  182. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    My lady friend told me that my first floor powder room “smells like the men’s room at Riverside Park”.
    I’m not sure what is more concerning: that I may have a serious plumbing problem, or that my girlfriend is familiar with the smells of men’s rooms in local public parks.

    Any input is welcome.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear, “Riverside Park has remodeled into a lavender garden.”

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: You know what, you’re right. Granted your credibility has taken a hit with your assessment of “Pumps ‘N a Bump” the other day.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What? That was a great song!

          • Fred Garvin MP says:
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            @Grey: While I’ll agree that the hook promotes a universal truth, it is severely lacking in depth in the verse. It is not a well-rounded powerhouse of a song like, say, Paper Boy’s “Ditty”.

  183. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I am in 9th place right now and I’m looking to make some changes. As you’ll see, I have a roster full of crappy starts. The following players are available on FA right now. Who, if any, would you recommend? Please tell me it gets better!!!!

    Thanks!!

    Hitters: Mac W, Reynolds, A-Gon, Bader, Parra
    Pitchers: Kuhl (vs. SD), Stripling, F. Peralta(Waivers), Gsellman

    10-Tm H2H NL-Only 5×5 OBP

    CA Barnhardt
    1B Au Schizz
    2B Scooter
    3B Rendon
    SS Arcia
    INF Kendrick
    OF Acuna, Polanco, Souza, Pederson
    UT Brinson
    SP Hendricks, Godley, Castillo, Weaver, Mikolas, Mahle, Efflin
    RP Knebel, Holland, Fields
    B A. Rosario, Robles
    DL Ryu

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It gets better, but not necessarily with the players on waivers… I’d eye Bader for Brinson maybe, but wouldn’t make any move yet

      • Pugs&Slugs says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Hernan Perez has been getting some Counsil love lately and has been good for the last two weeks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he’s been all right, I own him

          • Pugs&Slugs says:
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            @Grey: I’ll wait to see what happens with Brinson. If he gets sent down to work on his swing I’ll look to add. Also, we’ll see how Eflin looks.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Agreed

  184. Hoyt24 says:
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    My God I hate pitchers!! Never had this much bad luck in a season let alone the first month ha. Every pitcher I drafted sucks. Only reason my ERA is below 5 is cause of the site and SON.

    Sorry no question- thanks for the great site!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I hear ya

  185. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Drop Fulmer for which of the following interim pitching options in a h2h league:

    C Smith LAD, @NYM, WAS
    Soroka CHC, @PHI, NYM
    Flaherty @MIN, PHI, @PIT
    Pivetta @BAL, @STL, TOR
    Gibson MIL, DET, @KC
    Kuhl SD, @CIN, CHC
    F Peralta @MIN, NYM, STL

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gibson

  186. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Carrasco is killing me. Place your bets… undisclosed injury? Or undisclosed injury?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Do I hear…undisclosed injury?

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Grey: @GrassyKnollRedding:

      Didn’t he just throw a complete game 14 K game?
      Maybe he is just Italian like Quintana.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

  187. Okebono says:
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    should I trade Dahl for Godley or Quintana or neither?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quintana

  188. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h OPS
    Tomorrow who sits?
    Hittertron says Donaldson.
    Thoughts?
    Thanks!

    Cron @ KC (Kennedy)
    Suarez @ SF (Blach)
    Donaldson @ NYM (Syndergaard)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Donaldson

  189. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h OPS
    Tomorrow who sits?
    Hittertron says Donaldson.
    Thoughts?
    Thanks!

    Cron @ KC (Kennedy)
    Suarez @ SF (Blach)
    Donaldson @ NYM (Syndergaard)

  190. Shitwolf says:
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    Greyyyyyy… got offered his Machado for my Suarez and severino… I have Sano on the DL for 3rd and Michado will be my SS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Machado

  191. Shitwolf says:
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    Greyyyyyy… got offered his Machado for my Suarez and severino… I have Sano on the DL for 3rd and Michado will be my SS

  192. Shitwolf says:
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    LOL I jumped the gun I want Machado I can figure out my pitching later haha… Also gonna now stash Vlad Jr for an IF of Bellinger/Rizzo/Machado/Vlad Jr for playoffs!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smart move

      • Shitwolf says:
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        @Grey:

        can I buy you for a twofer? you ever see the twofor snowstorm guy??

        anyway who’s the drop for stashing vlad… puig or smoak? they are boring my bench

  193. Andrew Mellars says:
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    Hey G…..Few ?s for you.
    10 team 5×5 category redraft league
    Would you drop Eugenio Suarez for Moncada(who’s on my DL)
    Drop Hosmer for Buxton? Leap of faith here
    Would you drop any of my Sp for Garrett Richards and/or Chris Archer?
    My SPs
    DeGrom
    Quintana
    Newcomb
    Castillo
    Snell
    Taillon
    Buehler
    Caleb Smith

    • Andrew Mellars says:
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      @Andrew Mellars: I should add that I would probably have to burn my #1 waiver for the pick up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold Suarez, Hosmer and Smith for Archer

      • Andrew Mellars says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks for always replying to my questions. Sorry I can’t rep Razzball harder but I don’t wanna give up my shizz……Maybe you should start shittin the bed on you projections/advice. I’d refer folks your way all day!

  194. Bumpin Utleys says:
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    Help!
    Better 2b option for the next 8-10 weeks:
    Gyorko, Kinsler, Descalso, Kingery, Yolmer Sanchez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kinsler

      • Bumpin Utleys says:
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        @Grey: 2b is a wasteland…

        I appreciate your advice.

  195. Favio Vasquez says:
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    Sean Newcomb or Charlie Morton rest of season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morton

      • Favio Vasquez says:
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        Is Albies high value trade bait right now or keep ROS in Roto?
        All the best to one of the best , thanks Grey!

  196. William Hung says:
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    Corbin has a 90+ mph fastball in the first inning – looking good

  197. Fister says:
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    Would I be an idiot to start Scooter over Altuve in a H2H weekly?

  198. Nightpandas says:
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    Watch Drunk History Grey?

    As a Canadian it’s how I learn American history..great show if you need a break from the dramas..

    • Nightpandas says:
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      @Nightpandas: forgot to ask my question…do you see McMahon as a spec add With LeMahieu back to the DL? Apparently they tried him at 2nd in AAA

  199. FF8007 says:
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    Better buy low Hoskins or Goldy (OPS Roto League)

  200. JAL says:
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    Need SP. Can move a 2B. Trade my Odor for Godley, 12-team 5×5? If not, any SP targets? TY!!

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